Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Picardy Jig

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

PICARDY JIG (J4x40) 4C set Alison Smith Aurora 10th Anniv

1- 8 2s+3s set, ½ turn partner RH and 2s+3s dance RH across 1(2)(3)4
9-16 2s face 1s, 3s face 4s on sides and all set, ½ turn RH. 2s+1s also 3s+4s dance RH across. (2)14(3)
17-24 Reels of 4 on sides
25-32 2s cross down between 1s as 3s cross up between 4s to dance ½ Figs of 8. All turn on sides (2M+1M, 4L+3L RH, 2L+1L, 4M+3M LH). 2143
33-40 All Gypsy Turn:-
' ½ turn partner RH, face, pull back RSh and dance out to partner's place. 2s and 3s Gypsy Turn back to own sides as 4s and 1s (middle couples) chase clockwise ½ way round inside set to places. 2413

(MINICRIB, Dance Crib compiled by Charles Upton, Deeside Caledonian Society, and his successors)

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